Strutter Officers win National Champions

Published 10:39 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

Special to The Leader

The Bridge City Strutters competed at the American Dance National Competition the weekend of March 19, at the University of North Texas in Denton.BC Strutters Team – first runner-up with four National Champion awards including National Academic Champions with a 3.7 GPA.

The Strutter officers won National Champions in extra small category.  They earned National Champion status in novelty, modern, and first runner-up in contemporary.  The team won National Champion first runner-up with four National Champion awards in prop, kick, modern, novelty, and first runner-up in contemporary.

They also earned National Academic Champions with an overall GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.  National Champion Kick Company tryouts were held Friday night with Sydney Billington named on the senior company.  JV National Champion Kick Company included Macie Moore, Carlee Weeks, and Jaelyn Nichols with Nichols being named JV National Miss High Kick.  National Solo Finalists include Jaelyn Nichols as third runner-up and Raven Cormier as second runner-up.

The Strutter competition team includes Raven Cormier, Sydney Billington, Chelsea Savoy, Grace Gaspard, Lauren Guidry, Chelsey Chaffin, Avery Harris, Victoria Doan, Lyvia Ebarb, Madison Esquivel, Mia Woodruff, Sydney Hanson, Macie Moore, Jaelyn Nichols, and Carlee Weeks.

Director is Cathy Riley.